A still from the HSE’s ‘Little Things’ multimedia suicide prevention campaign. The HSE has partnered with Journal Media on promote its website yourmentalhealth.ie.

The Health Service Executive’s national office for suicide prevention is to extend its advertising partnership with Journal Media throughout 2015, wit(...)

Jay Parikh, vice president for connectivity at Facebook: “The entire world is going to accelerate its technology development.” Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Facebook showed plans last week for drone aircraft that can beam lasers conveying high-speed data to remote parts of the world. As powerful as that so(...)

Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha during a press conference a in Bangkok, on Tuesday. “Don’t worry, if you’re not doing anything wrong, there’s no need to be afraid.” Photograph: EPA

Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej has endorsed a request by the country’s prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to end martial law, leaving the junta chie(...)

Releasing balloons to mark World Autism Day. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Children with autism are at risk of being ostracised by their peers or being forced out of education because of a lack of behavioural supports in s(...)

The trial of a New York banker Jason Lee (above)  accused of raping an Irish student will begin on April 8th.

The trial of a New York banker accused of raping an Irish student will begin on April 8th.Former Goldman Sachs managing director Jason Lee chose to be(...)

A boy with special needs in Cork was allegedly filmed being forced to swallow twigs and expose himself for a video that was subsequently posted on Fac(...)

The Department of Social Protection says  changes to the One Parent Family Payment are necessary to activate lone parents away from the “passive” OPFP scheme and into the labour market. File photograph: Getty Images

Organisations working with lone parents have warned of the confusion and distress they say has been caused by forthcoming changes to the One Parent Fa(...)

Human Rights and Equality Commissioner Emily Logan at the launch of the European Network Against Racism Ireland’s new report on racially-motivated incidents in 2014. The body found that there were almost 400 racist incidents recorded in Ireland last year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Almost 400 racist incidents were recorded in Ireland last year, including 16 racially-motivated assaults, according to a new report.Figures compiled b(...)

Mary Berry in Dublin recently. “I know the subject of baking and I’ve just got to be fair, encourage them [the Bake Off contestants] and try to say something nice even when it’s pretty awful”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 4:58

Mary Berry is very polite and very proper. “Oh, I’d never put my elbows on the table,” she says, when the Irish Times photographer asks her to lean(...)

Mr Justice Burgess said doctors reported that Tomas Hornay, whose remorse at killing his friend resulted in a severe decline in his mental condition, could now be safely returned to Maghaberry prison.

An East Timorese man who murdered his best friend after hearing “voices” urging him on, is being returned to prison after being told he must serve (...)